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Morning Sports Update: David Ortiz says Travis Shaw ‘definitely deserves an opportunity’

Good morning, sports fans

Travis Shaw deserves an opportunity with the Red Sox, David Ortiz said. Tony Gutierrez/AP

David Ortiz weighs in on the competition between Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval, the Bruins lose to the Devils, 2-1, and the Red Sox announce David Price will be the Opening Day starter.

David Ortiz praises fellow ‘underdog’ Travis Shaw: ‘he definitely deserves an opportunity’: “Shaw is having an unbelievable spring training,” Ortiz said. “He came up last year, and worked with us for two months, and the kid impressed everybody. And I’m so happy for him because he’s the kind of player that everybody is always looking at him as an underdog. I was an underdog, and I know what that feels like. And him performing at the highest level the way he is, he definitely deserves an opportunity. I just don’t know if it’s gonna be at third base, in the outfield. I don’t know how that’s going to end up. He’s going to get the opportunity to get things done.” (CSNNE.com)

Claude Julien on Bruins’ inability to score: ‘Definitely, it’s our own fault’: The Boston Bruins put 40 shots on net during Tuesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Only one crossed the goal line en route to a 2-1 Boston loss. (NESN.com)

David Price to start Opening Day for Red Sox: The inevitable became official Tuesday morning when Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell informed ace left-hander David Price that he will be the team’s Opening Day starting pitcher. (ESPN.com)

Patriots add cornerback E.J. Biggers: “Continuing to focus on adding veteran depth at lower free-agent prices, the New England Patriots are close to finalizing a one-year, $840,000 contract with eight-year veteran cornerback E.J. Biggers.” (ESPN.com)

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Pablo Sandoval has solid outing in return from back injury: Pablo Sandoval returned to major-league game action Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with a base hit and two solid defensive plays in Boston’s 6-2 rain-shortened loss to the Twins. (The Providence Journal)

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